This time in 2009 I was 6 weeks into one of the worst times of my life. During those 6 weeks after my ex-husband left me I lost a lot of weight. For the most part I’ve been able to keep it off, but there has been a few pounds that have crept back on. Earlier this year I decided that by this month I would like to be back down to the weight I was in 2009. If for no other reason that to be able to say that I’d kept the weight off for 3 years. That it wasn’t just a fluke.
Earlier this week I wasn’t feeling well and decided to go to the doctor since I had so much to do this week with my move. Like every other time I’d gone to the doctor my visit started out with a trip to the scale. At first I didn’t think much of it until she announced my weight… and I realized that I was just 2 small pounds away from my October 2009 weight. Ho-ly cow! I was so excited, especially since I haven’t run in almost 3 months and was worried that I would weigh more instead.
I know it is just a little thing, but it meant the world to me. Even though I lost the weight because of stress and a horrible time in my life, I knew that it was weight that I NEEDED to lose anyway and really wanted to keep it off. I am allowed to start back to running next week and I hope that maybe I can get rid of those last 2 pounds.
At the beginning of this year I put together pictures of myself from New Years Eve 2009, 2010, and 2011. I have to admit that the 2009 picture was taken VERY late that night and I’d made no effort to “dress up”, but I can definitely see a change over the 3 pictures. I want to continue to see that change. Although, I hope that change involves getting rid of those bags under my eyes. Holy cow.